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Offline Pigmeat

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Happy Groundhog Day!
« on: February 02, 2018, 1007 UTC »
The most wonderful day of the year.

Is their any animal that deserves it's own day more, rising up majestically from munching on clover in fields and along roadsides to say "Howdy!" to any and all passersby, brightening peoples days? Nay, just the noble Groundhog!

Hail the Groundhog, harbinger of Spring and filler of bellies! Hail!

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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 1601 UTC »
Hail the Groundhog, harbinger of Spring and filler of bellies! Hail!

Sounds great!  Perhaps someone can post a LCHF recipe for groundhog?
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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 1846 UTC »
I agree, no one pays anywhere near enough attention to station grounding, so Al went and founded a national Grounding Day for us all.
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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 1958 UTC »
Not sure if this is LCHF, but it sounds like a winner!  :)

                      Braised Groundhog Recipe

Level of Difficulty: Easy Serving Size: 6 servings
                          Ingredients
1    (5 to 6 pound) groundhog, cut into 6 serving pieces
2    tablespoons   extra-virgin olive oil
1 3/4 cups   reduced sodium chicken broth
2    medium onions, chopped
3    cloves garlic, finely chopped
1    teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
3/4    stick unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon size pieces
2 1/2 cups   dry white wine
1/3    cup dijon mustard
1/4   cup whole grain mustard
                          Directions

Rinse the groundhog pieces, remove any fat, and cut out the glands underneath the front legs and armpits, then pat the meat dry. Season with 1 tablespoon Kosher salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet, then brown the meat, in batches. This will take about 5 minutes per batch. Transfer the meat to a medium heavy pot. Reserve the skillet.
Add the broth to the pot.
Pour off any fat from skillet, then add the onions, garlic, thyme, and 3 tablespoons butter and cook over medium heat, stirring and scraping up any brown bits, until onions are softened. This will take about 5 minutes.
Add the wine and boil until the liquid is reduced by half. This will take about 8 minutes.
Pour the mixture over the groundhog. Cover the pot and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Braise the groundhog until it is very tender. This will take 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Transfer the groundhog to a serving dish and keep warm.
Bring the liquid in the pot to a boil and reduce it to about 3 cups. This will take about 10 minutes. Whisk in the mustards. Remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter, swirling the pot until incorporated. Season sauce with salt and pepper and pour over the groundhog.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 2000 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 2207 UTC »
Hail the Groundhog, harbinger of Spring and filler of bellies! Hail!

I'm sorry but there is an insufficient amount of discussion around death in this thread.

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Braised Groundhog Recipe

OK, may be this is moving in the right direction. Not human death but...
Just somebody with a radio, a computer and a pair of headphones...

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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 2322 UTC »
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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 0745 UTC »
It's time for a "Million Groundhog March" on NYC! When the alley and sewer rats of NYC see the the size of groundhogs and their teeth they'll flee to the suburbs up the Hudson or the ones in Connecticut.

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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 1956 UTC »
groundhog day is a lie. yesterday was actually Guadalupe Hidalgo Day.

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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 1805 UTC »
Don't ask me how I know what the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago is, much less that I know it's provisions. It's from a period of my life called "college" that lasted much too long.

BTW, I've got a stock of knockoff Santa Ana's wooden legs in my closet in case any of you guys have problems with the DMV. The Mexicans will give you driver's license for one, no questions asked. A late pal of mine in Arlen, TX. put me on to it. The real one got swiped decades ago and they're pretty desperate to get it back. Happy motoring!

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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 1831 UTC »
The Michigan Woodchuck refused to come out of his hole.  He's no dummy.


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Re: Happy Groundhog Day!
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 1419 UTC »
There's a nearby stretch of road that is "Groundhog Central" for about five miles, due to a series of small meadows between a very busy divided highway and the river. Their predators, dogs mostly, are across the highway in incorporated neighborhoods with leash laws.

My wife and I were coming through there yesterday when I said, "About a month until the first groundhog of spring." She made some comment about, "You and your groundhogs!" Women have a blind spot when it comes to groundhogs. They seem to like penguins, though? Certain guys should remember that.